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Honeybee shortage hard on almond crop

By Carolyn Barbre Cary's Honey Farm Inc. in Lindsay is one of the largest bee keeping outfits in the county. Proprietor Norm Cary has 8,000 hives producing 2,750 55-gallon drums of honey and pollinating millions of dollars worth of crops annually. This year a surge in the production of almonds, which require honeybees for pollination, […]

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Allen Ishida finishes 1st

By Reggie Ellis Following a crowded primary race for District 1 Supervisor, two farmers remain standing to face off in the November general election. Citrus farmer Allen Ishida of Lindsay led the pack garnering 31.4 percent of the vote. Peach farmer Frank "Bud" Pinkham of Exeter came in second with 28.86 percent of the vote. […]

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Frank L. "Tack" Hammer

Graveside services for Frank L. "Tack" Hammer, 86, of Lindsay were held on March 8 at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery. He died on Feb. 29. He was born in Lindsay on Oct. 15, 1917. He was a life-long resident of Lindsay. He attended Lindsay High School. He married Madine E. Smith on Feb. 14, 1937 in Lindsay. […]

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Guy R. Parker, Jr.

A memorial service was held on March 6 at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Tulare for Guy R. Parker, Jr., 54, of Tulare. He died on Feb. 24. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Parker of Tulare; two sons, Robert Parker and Silas Parker both of Tulare; daughter-in-law, Melissa Parker; his mother, Lois Parker […]

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Larry Neil Smith

A celebration of life service was held at the First Baptist Church in Lindsay for Larry Neil Smith, 61, of Visalia. He went home to be with His Lord on Feb. 28. He was born in Strathmore on July 5, 1942 to Cleo and Mary Lou Smith. He was raised on his family's farm in […]

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Henry Christopher Ferch

A memorial service for Henry Christopher Ferch, 85, of Lindsay will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lindsay. He died on March 6. He was born on June 1, 1918 in Thedford, Neb. He was a resident of Lindsay for 30 years. He served in […]

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Champion workers claim harassment

By Carolyn Barbre Think of a Marine Corps type cadence. One worker was on the bullhorn leading the chant. "Champion, Champion you're no good, Treat your workers like you should!" There were a lot of snappy slogans in both English and Spanish. "What do we want? Workers rights! When do we want it? Now! Ahora!" […]

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Eva Mable Craven

Chapel services for Eva Mable Craven, 96, of Lindsay were held on Feb. 26 at Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. She died on Feb. 22. She was born on Oct. 13, 1907 in Indian Point Township, Ill. She married Vernon Craven on Aug. 13, 1923 in Illinois. She was a resident of Lindsay and Strathmore for 76 […]

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Jeremiah Samuel Longoria

A Celebration of Life service for Jeremiah Samuel Longoria, 17, of Exeter was held on Feb. 25 at Smith Family Chapel in Exeter with burial following in the Lindsay Cemetery. He passed away in Visalia on Feb. 22. He was born in Lindsay on Aug. 13, 1986 to Samuel Longoria, Jr. and Marlene Castillo. He […]

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